Schnider Herard, 6' 11, C, Port-Au-Prince, 2016 High School Class
From a purely physical perspective, it's hard to miss Herard. At 6' 11 with a 7' 1 wingspan and an extremely strong frame, Herard stood out amongst the rest of the US big men.
Herard can move, isn't afraid of physicality, and can finish above the rim with time and room to gather. The big fella put together a very solid tournament from a production standpoint as he went for 18.7 points, 13.3 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per 40 minutes pace adjusted on 56.3% from the field.
Most of Herard's buckets were interior finishes, however, and he has a ways to go on both ends of the floor to maximize the potential that his physical tools suggest. Herard bobbled a lot of passes, showed very limited feel for the game or skill outside of five feet, and got roasted a handful of times defending the pick and roll. Herard also showed a tendency to bring the ball down and get it stripped on offense.
On the defensive end, Herard certainly has the size to bang in the post and clog the interior, but his instincts left something to be desired as well. There's a lot to like about the Haitian big man from a physical and motor standpoint.
Worst case he'll be a very serviceable collegiate big man at a high major school, the key to unlocking Herard's upside will be continuing to develop his feel, hands, foot speed and touch on the interior.